This is when Cera realizes that judging others by their species is not the best thing to do. Supposedly, one tape that included the deleted scenes was sent to a Finnish company by mistake, and was aired on their TV station. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? This is not in the final film; it can only be seen in the trailer. Tarpits did not form in the Mesozoic era; they formed in the Cenozoic era. James Horner Played during the end credits, this song is about teamwork and friendship, and how Littlefoot and his friends' ambitions could be achieved through it. "Sharptooth and the Earthquake" (19 seconds are cut from the final film), "Whispering Winds" (A small bit at the end is cut from the final film), "If We Hold On Together" (Some is cut from the final film), "Foraging for Food" (Some is cut from the final film), "The Rescue/Discovery of the Great Valley" (Heavily rearranged in the final film, some parts were cut), "End Credits" (The majority of this track is cut from the final film), HBO Family (2006-2007, 2009-2010, 2018-2020). 0095489. It was sung by Diana Ross, and became a hit. in his introductory scene differs across the original English version and the various international dubs of the film. Finally, he believed the Great Valley was overly-similar to the Garden of Eden. The Roches. Spike, do not stop! Neither the sequels nor the series involve the participation of Bluth, Lucas, or Spielberg. The Land Before Time Vhs 1988 Clamshell Case. This film is the first in which Littlefoot, Ducky and Cera cry. Seeking the Great Valley, they discover a cluster of trees, which is abruptly depleted by a herd of Diplodocus. [13] Attached to the film, Universal and Amblin issued Brad Bird's Family Dog short from their television anthology Amazing Stories. [4] As production on The Land Before Time officially began in the summer of 1986, due to delays brought on by Amblin and Universal's concerns that their previous animated film, An American Tail might flop, the story featured the main characters on a mission to find a wise old dinosaur. [4] The U.S. The Land Before Time 3: The Time of the Great Giving (JamesimusPrime2798) Part 12 - To free the Water/Kids Like Us; The Land Before Time 3: The Time of the Great Giving (JamesimusPrime2798) Part 13 - Nelson gets Stuck/Decepticons! The film finally aired on HBO from July 3, 2006 (being the film's first high-definition broadcast on HBO HD) to December 2007, while it aired on Cinemax from December 2006 to 2007. Storyboard drawings from the Sharptooth attack. This marked the movie's final release on VHS. Sullivan Bluth Studios - Phoenix House, Conyngham Road, Northside, Dublin, Ireland. $3.00. [27] The movie has a current rating of 7.3/10 at, based on 21,788 votes. He knew them by sight, by scent, and by their love. He gets scared pretty easily and acts like Homer Simpson. Littlefoot screams "Sharptooth!" ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. Beyond this, they discover the Longneck-shaped monolith mentioned by Littlefoot's mother, and later a string of "mountains that burn". Nearly a minute's worth of these scenes were cut out. The sequels depart from the style of the original significantly by adding "sing-a-long" musical numbers akin to Disney's animated films, using softer, more brightly-coloured animation (and in later years also including some shots in 3D animations), and toning down the intensity seen in the original film, such as making the sharpteeth much more weak in comparison to the original Sharptooth, with one exception, and stopping most Leaf Eater deaths from happening. It brought in a box office total of nearly $50 million during its domestic release, slightly more than Don Bluth's previous film, An American Tail. He also said the film was too apocalyptic and tragic, with the character deaths and natural disasters, and the drought and famine featured in the film. The rock pushed onto Sharptooth's head is still there in the background, on its ledge, because this scene was meant to appear before the death scene. At first, Littlefoot could only think about his mother. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing The Land Before Time near you. director A television series was originally released in North America in early 2007, which follows the style of the sequels in terms of the morality and the musical numbers (with some of the songs being shortened, reworked versions of songs from the sequels). Some dinosaurs wander through a hellish landscape. This is because of the film's ending being changed while the animation was retained. Fandango FANALERT® Sign up for a FANALERT® to find out when tickets are available in your area. Cera remains aloof; but at nightfall, everyone including herself gravitates to the Sharpttoth footprint that Littlefoot is sleeping in for warmth and companionship. From $14.99 to buy. shipping: + $2.80 shipping . Francis Ford Coppola Feels Sad ‘Star Wars’ Dominated George Lucas’ Directing Career, Animation Legend Don Bluth, Creator of ‘The Land Before Time’ and More, Has Formed a New Animation Studio, Here’s What’s Coming to HBO Max This Summer, MsMojo: Top 10 Dumbest Decisions in Kids' Movies. If Universal *really* loved us (ahem, Money To Be Made here), they'd give us a director's cut or something. language Cera was still too proud to admit that she'd gone the wrong way. The film was a critical and financial success and spawned a multi-million dollar franchise with thirteen direct-to-video sequels (without association with Bluth, Spielberg, or Lucas), as well as merchandise (toys, video games, etc.) A couple of these scenes did make it into the movie novelization, however, and others were in the picture books released with the original film. [4], An early working title for the film was “The Land Before Time Began”.[5]. Many of these scenes are not present in the released film. 3 / 5 stars 78% 71%. They also commented briefly on the "numerous" amount of straight-to-video sequels it spawned. The Land Before Time introduces us to Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie, and follows them on their first journey together. The original version had Littlefoot finding the Great Valley on his own, after Cera and the rest of the group go their own way. and a television series. On his journey (now all by himself), Littlefoot meets Cera once again and tries to get her to join him, but she refuses. A cel of the Berry Scene. This image is filled with different stills and scenes that were cut from the final film. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive. Harris also praised the animation, and the characters for being "distinct and adorable". Steven Spielberg and George Lucas thought that some scenes in the movie would appear too frightening or could even cause psychological damage to young children. Judith Barsi as Ducky country Littlefoot later hears his mother's voice guiding him to follow the "bright circle" past the "great rock that looks like a longneck" and then past the "mountains that burn" to the Great Valley. Before the wolf, the bison, the whale, before the mammoth and the mastodon, in the time of the dinosaurs," a drought is occurring and some dinosaurs are heading to the "Great Valley", a land still lush and green. Inspiration for this sharptooth may have been from this early design of Sharptooth. George Lucas was also one of the executive producers. They join their friends at the top of a hill and embrace each other in a group hug. It was subsequently released on DVD on March 20, 2007, in the 2-Pack with Curious George, and on November 6, 2007, in the Animated Family Favorites 3-Movie Collection, together with An American Tail and Balto. narrator The idea of doing a Disney-style cartoon with dinosaurs as characters was a good one, but The Land Before Time does not deliver enough. A longneck, a threehorn, a bigmouth, a flyer and a spike-tail all together, all knowing that if they lost their way, they would starve or find themselves in Sharptooth's shadow. Another part of the movie that was going to be eliminated was the death of Littlefoot’s mother. The movie became a hit worldwide, and while Oliver had grossed over its domestic earnings, Land grossed nearly $84 million worldwide, which the Disney film did not surpass. Thinking he is dead, Cera harasses him, during which she mistakenly wakes him up, and flees. Later, while crossing a pond, Petrie discovers the Sharptooth nearby. This may be the result of a cut scene. Only some of the cut footage consisted of the Tyrannosaurus rex attack sequence. He knew they would be together, always. starring [38], In 2000, Marshmallow Alpha-Bits cereal boxes contained Littlefoot, Cera, and Spike as cereal marshmallows for a limited time and a Marshmallow Alpha-Bits commercial featuring the main characters from The Land Before Time was broadcast on television. ! Judy Freudberg (story)Tony Geiss (story)Stu Krieger (screenplay) Littlefoot and Cera play in a bubbly swamp with the Frogs. Imdb id 1997 Preview SONG TIME You Are One of Us Now. Higher like a flyer! We must stay together! This may be due to the massive cutting of that scene, and that the line may have been damaged due to the cuts. Littlefoot flees from the predator, his distressed cries alerting his mother. The Land Before Time. She finished her review with "Between the earthquake and Littlefoot's Mother dying, The Land Before Time gets off to a turbulent beginning. music in Canadian French, European French, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, and Swedish. While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Some early VHS of the film have been said to have the original version of the scene, though this seems to have been proven false. 69 minutes (originally 80-82 minutes) Starring: Scott McAfee , Candace Hutson , Heather Hogan , et al. The series began in 1988 with The Land Before Time, directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. [2] The film explores issues of prejudice between the different species and the hardships they endure in their journey as they are guided by the spirit of Littlefoot's mother. [29] One year later, it received a Saturn award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in the USA, for Best Fantasy Film. A cut scene of Cera introducing Littlefoot to her father. Had the studio not been relocated, many of the cut scenes would have made it into the film. Originally released by Universal Studios and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, it features anthropomorphic dinosaurs living in a somewhat fantasy-based version of prehistoric earth. It was the full soundtrack, and not the one from the final film that had cut and rearranged scenes. She later bumps into Littlefoot, Ducky, and Petrie, and tells them that the Sharptooth is alive; although Littlefoot does not believe her. However, it was thought that if the scene were removed it would simply produce problems in explaining why Littlefoot had to journey to the Great Valley alone. He then goes to play in a waterfall under him, and then climb back up it to find his friends. We'll have kids crying in the lobby, and a lot of angry parents. A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the West, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth-talking cat. [32], The movie was first domestically released on VHS and laserdisc on September 14, 1989. An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. There was a scene planned to be included but cut before it was animated, where the gang happens on an oasis inhabited by a group of fat "crown-heads" (Pachycephalosaurus/domeheads), who tell the group that only their own kind can eat, and thin "gray-noses". However, this has not been confirmed, and could possibly be a rumor. [20] The Sci-fi Movie Page rated it with two stars, and called it "not exactly much better than most Saturday morning kid television shows." He almost has them, before Littlefoot's mother comes to their rescue and faces off with Sharptooth. - The story of “Land Before Time” has a great emotional arc to … Though, they were sourced out and tired, Littlefoot urged them on. When Littlefoot grandfather falls ill, The dinosaurs only way to cure him is a flower in the forbidding land of mist which hold unexpecting perils and danger. He also thought The Land Before Time copied a lot of previous animated movies, and was not surprised that it was written by the writers of An American Tail. A Dinosaur's Story/Trailers. $84.4 million On June 14, 2016, all 14 films, including the original film, were re-released in a complete collection DVD set. [18], Hal Hinson, of The Washington Post, said that the film was entertaining, but not good enough to be considered a classic film. However, the captions correctly refer to the gasps respectively by saying ", (Describing a fabricated version of her underground encounter with Sharptooth, to the others). As Ducky (being used as bait) lures Sharptooth to the water, Littlefoot and Spike are having trouble moving the boulder. Littlefoot finds his mother just as she's dying, and receives her advice in favor of his intuition. However, ancestors of grass have been found in fossilized. The scene presumably takes place not particularly long after Littlefoot's birth, judging by his design. [4][6] Find out where The Land Before Time is streaming, if The Land Before Time is on Netflix, and get news and updates, on Decider. The Land Before Time is an Upcoming American dinosaur adventure film and a remake to the 1988 film by the Same Name By Don Bluth, This film will be Directed by Jon Favreau and Produced by Amblin Entertainment, Walden Media and Fairview Entertainment and Distributed by Universal Pictures. Among these, a diminished "Longneck" herd gives birth to a single baby, named Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon). Both of them are only heard chuckling when their daughter gives Littlefoot his first treestar. It was possibly done to take away evidence for the rumor of the Great Valley being heaven. budget Also, the part of where Sharptooth injured his eye was supposed to happen before he started looking for the kids in the briars. A scene from the theatrical trailer includes a short scene where Sharptooth steps in front of Littlefoot and Cera, making swampy water fly everywhere when he steps. Higher! We've curated a list of lesser-known films to help you explore the space-time continuum from the comfort of your couch. During the proceeding struggle, a draft from Sharptooth's nostrils enables Petrie to fly. An attached cel of Littlefoot and Cera running from Sharptooth, as he rips up the dead tree. Also sign me up for FanMail to get updates on all things movies: tickets, special offers, screenings + more. The tree song is getting louder | The Land Before Time | Cartoons for Children A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. G Evidence of this ending remains in the scene of Littlefoot talking to his mother's spirit after the death of Sharptooth. A pre-release McDonalds VHS of the film was thought to have cut scenes, but this was also proven false. Reply to e-mail sent to Mark Pudleiner about cut scenes: The rumor of the pre-release McDonalds VHS containing cut scenes debunked. It turns out that shortly before "Land Before Time" was officially released, about one million dollars worth of footage was cut from the film. With this, Littlefoot plots to lure him into the water beneath a nearby boulder, intending to drown him. He would have to find his way, or the chain of life would be broken. This time, while building a hideaway in their new home of the Great Valley, Littlefoot and the gang rescue a mysterious egg from two scheming egg-nappers and make a starling surprise - and new friend - when the egg hatches. Also, the tarpit shown in the film is portrayed as a giant pool of tar, whereas a real tarpit has a layer of water and sand. - It doesn’t seem like this was digitally re-mastered in any way. [4], The film was a box office success, grossing $48 million, as well as beating the Disney film Oliver & Company for the #1 spot during its opening weekend. - Same land before time that I remember watching as a kid. The original ending was also to end with Littlefoot saying "Now we'll always be together. [26], The Land Before Time received a 70% "Fresh" rating from the critics at Rotten Tomatoes, while the movie's fans gave it a higher score of 78% "Certified Fresh". The music gets louder in the soundtrack in this scene, that sounds like something jumped out and scared away the. Narrator: Dinosaurs were of two kinds-- Some had flat teeth and ate the leaves of trees. November 18, 1988 (United States of America), The Land Before Time Uncut FOUND FOOTAGE 2. However, it should be noted that Oliver & Company did beat out The Land Before Time at the domestic box office by about $5 million. Postal Office, JC Penny's and Pizza Hut to help promote The Land Before Time. Scott Weinger as Garfield Samsung. 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(to Petrie) Up Petrie! [4] Steven Spielberg suggested making the film into a prehistoric version of Disney's Bambi, depicting a young dinosaur's struggles to survive and mature. She then describes her encounter (exaggerating her bravery), during which she accidentally flings Ducky into the air and discovers a hatchling "Spiketail", whom she names Spike and brings him into the group. Ebert believed The Land Before Time made a "strategic error" in its attempt to attract children, as he thought that the movie erases the distinction between children and dinosaurs (he earlier describes the two as being very similar). Bill Erwin is credited as voicing Grandpa Longneck, despite the character not speaking in the film. was originally shown ramming into the tree under Littlefoot and Cera, and that the two kids actually climbed into the tree, before Sharptooth tried to bite them through it, before then ripping the tree apart. This ending also appears in three children's books released along with the original film, "Friends in Need", "The Search for the Great Valley", and "The Land Before Time: The Illustrated Story". A cut moment at the very end, possibly a shot after "Now we'll always be together", which also got cut too. John K. CarrDan Molina Don BluthGary GoldmanKathleen KennedyGeorge LucasFrank MarshallJohn PomeroySteven Spielberg … An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley. The Land Before Time. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all. Candy Huston as Cera 4. ", Ulla-Maija Savolainen-Häkkä as Littlefoot's Mother, French - Le Petit Dinosaure et la Vallée des merveilles, Spanish (Castillan) - En busca del valle encantado, Spanish (Latin) - La tierra antes del tiempo, Italian - Alla ricerca della Valle Incantata, Norweigan - Lillefot og vennene hans – I landet for lenge siden, Serbian - Земља далеке прошлости / Zemlja daleke prošlosti, Ukrainian - Земля первiсних часiв / Земля до початку часiв. Another cut scene in which Cera eats flowers and doesn't let Ducky have any. Is it true that there was an alternate ending in which all the dino kids died and the Great Valley is Heaven as seen in the Trivia section here? This is also proof of the Oasis scene being in the film, A cut scene of Littlefoot arguing with Cera, The scene where Littlefoot, Ducky, Petrie and Spike plan to kill Sharptooth, though most of the content of this image was cut as it tied to the original ending (such as Littlefoot explaining to them that they must kill Sharptooth before entering the Valley). The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994), "It's too scary. November 18, 1988 (United States of America)March 18, 1989 (Japan)June 7, 1989 (Badziki)June 22, 1989 (West Germany)September 7, 1989 (Australia)December 8, 1989 (Finland)December 15, 1989 (Sweden)December 24, 1989 (Italy)December 28, 1989 (Dozec)March 8, 1990 (Ireland)March 12, 1990 (Parmea)September 18, 1993 (Russia)[1]April 17, 2002 (re-release: France) December 4, 2001 (Germany) May 19, 1999 (Hong Kong) The Land Before Time is a franchise of Universal Studios animated films centered on dinosaurs. 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